In this paper the Bagley-Torvik Equation is considered with the order of the damping term allowed to range between one and two. The solution is found to be representable as a convolution of trigonometric and exponential functions with the driving force. The properties of the effective decay rate and the oscillation frequency with respect to the order of the fractional damping are also studied. It is found that the effective decay rate and oscillation frequency have a complex dependency on the order of the derivative of the damping term and exhibit properties one might expect of a thermodynamic Equation of state: critical point, phase change, and lambda transition.
Naber, Mark and Lymburner, Lucas
Generalized Bagley-Torvik Equation and Fractional Oscillators,
Applications and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal (AAM), Vol. 14,
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/aam/vol14/iss1/10